Happy Almost 4th! Today is my lucky day to showcase a fun project I made using Lawn Fawn Stamp Set – So Much to Say and my trusty and I do mean trusty Xryon Mega Runner, that is up on the Xyron blog today. (Side note: I have used several Advanced Tape Guns and the Xyron Mega Runner is by far the BEST I have ever used- No fuss in the refill process and strong adhesive – I think I am in love!)
It is summer and if any of your are like me, you are in a fun whirl-wind of road trip travels, camping and kiddo camps. Since I have a 1st grader and a Kindergartner, I wanted to drag along some postcards they could
practice their writing share their adventures with family and friends. I needed these to be bigger than the normal postcard due their giant chicken scratch eagerness of being early writers, so these will take a normal postage stamp. These are a cinch to make and you can even have your kiddos help or make on their own.
Here is how I did it (full supply list at the end):
For the Front of the Postcard: I found blank white card stock quality cards at the local craft store with the measurements of 6.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall. Using a paper trimmer, cut down some desired design paper with the measurements of 6.25 inches wide and 4.25 inches tall. I stamped the sentiment and image on the design paper. Using Xyron Mega Runner, adhere the design paper to the plain white card stock.
For the Back of the Postcard: Measure the card and find the middle. Using a ruler, draw a line using a Jelly Roll pen and added some dashes for interest. I printed “To” on the right side and stamped a coordinating image from the front.
I set up an “assembly line” and mass produced these in no time. You can go as simple or as detailed you want – keep in mind these are postcards and they need to be flush.
- Lawn Fawn – So Much To Say stamp set
- Xryon Mega Runner
- Paper Trimmer
- Recollections Chevron Paper
- Recollections Blank White Cardstock Cards (6.5×4.5 inches)
- Black Jelly Roll Pen
- Stamp Block
- Stampin’ Up Ink (Classic Black and Pumpkin)
- Close to My Heart Ink (Slate – used for the yellow card)
Happy 4th and Happy Summer!
Very fun postcards, what a great idea!!! have a great 4th!!
Very cute and creative, being a snail mailer I am always looking for new and different post cards.
What a cute idea for kids to send to their friends. Love it.
such a good idea — and easy-peasey too